I can confirm this to be true. I get my testosterone checked regularly along with my TSH numbers. For some reason my TSH is never a consistent number and my testosterone levels have been in the crapper for a long time. Even with testosterone supplements my levels didn’t improve much, if at all. Last July my doctor said my PSA numbers were a bit high so he told me to stop taking the Andriol, the testosterone supplement. Fast forward to December when I started taking 2000 IU of vitamin D per day. I had my blood tested again a few weeks ago at the end of February and my doctor said my testosterone levels were higher than they’ve been over the last few years while taking supplements.
In addition, animal studies conducted by the Department of Psychology at Loma Linda University have shown the neuroprotective benefits of pomegranates and that incorporating pomegranates into your diet might help delay the onset or slow progression of Alzheimer’s disease, showcasing pomegranate’s ability as an Alzheimer’s natural treatment . ( 21 ) Another animal study also showed that pomegranate seed extract exhibited therapeutic potential for memory and muscular coordination, which was most likely related to the extract’s antioxidative and free radical-scavenging actions. ( 22 )
If you’re taking mucuna capsules it would be better to take them half an hour before a protein shake. If you’re using the powder, in theory it would be better to have before as well, but to be honest, for the convenience and to disguise the taste I think you’d have more compliance by taking it in the shake. Realistically, having protein every 3 hours there’s unlikely to be a time when you system isn’t processing amino acids, except perhaps first thing in the morning. This is actually the best time to take mucuna so I’d take it then.